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Joyce Ellen Townsend, 67, of Farmington, died Monday (Aug. 29, 2016) in the UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Fairmont, a daughter of the late Charles Shroyer and Madge Hall Shroyer.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Allen Townsend of Farmington.
She is survived by three sons and a daughter, Tom Griffith of Morgantown, John Griffith of Proctorville, Ohio, Tracie Tichnell and her husband Jeff of Shinnston, and Rick Townsend and his wife Jessica of Shinnston; seven grandchildren, Lori Rice and her husband Brian, Heather Kuhn, Jake Kuhn, Danielle Tichnell and her companion Stefan Baker, Lindsey Tichnell, Aubrey Townsend and Amber Griffith; a sister, Kim Osieczonek; her mother-in-law, Dona Townsend; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Townsend was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Shroyer; and a sister, Sharon Trussler.
Joyce was a retired accounting clerk for the Monongahela Power Co. with more than 20 years of service. She was a member of the Monongahela Girls Club, Mon Power Bowling League and Mon Power Golf League. She was Baptist by faith and enjoyed camping and boating at Stonewall Resort with her family and friends. She was an avid animal lover and enjoyed the company of her cat, Sophie; and her three grand-dogs, Zeus, Martini and Boost.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, 800-822-6344.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with Reverend Stanley Merrifield officiating. The committal service will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery in Monongalia County.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on September 2, 2016
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